ECW Weekender: Exploring Columbus, Georgia with Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Bus Tour

Looking to explore some history and museums in Columbus, Georgia?

The National Civil War Naval Museum stands on the bank of the Chattahoochee River. It preserves the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Ship replicas and impressive panoramic displays add to the educational experiences while the artifacts include naval flags, uniforms, and Admiral Farragut’s two-star hat insignia. At the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, visitors find thousands of artifacts, monuments, interactive exhibits and video presentations about the United State’s military history.

Imagine the opportunity to explore both sites with knowledgeable guides on a chartered bus tour? That’s exactly what Kennesaw State University Center for the Study of the Civil War Era is hosting next month! Here’s the scoop on their upcoming event from the official site and shared with permission:

Leave the planning to us and enjoy a stress-free day full of adventure and education!  The Center is able to provide experts in the field to provide you with the highest quality information and admission to sites not normally seen by the average tourist (hint, hint: cannon firing!)

Hosted on October 12, 2019, this excursion will feature a tour on a private, chartered bus to Columbus, Georgia, to visit the National Civil War Naval Museum and also the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Guided tours at both museums, door prizes, and special experiences will add to the day’s plans. A catered lunch will be provided on the tour, along with waters and snack during the bus ride.

Date: October 12, 2019

Time: 8am to 5:30pm

Registration is required: $99 for General Admission, $89 for Kennesaw Corps Members

More details and registration is available here:

3 Responses to ECW Weekender: Exploring Columbus, Georgia with Kennesaw State University’s Upcoming Bus Tour

  1. River city Columbus Georgia also has an unusual connection to Florida’s participation in the war effort. In March 1861, when the State of Florida decided to send a regiment of troops to bolster the Confederate Army, they were loaded aboard the steamer, “Time” near Tallahassee and transported up the Chattahoochee River to Columbus. At Columbus the 1st Florida Infantry left the steamboat and boarded railroad cars heading west to Montgomery Alabama; and from there took the Alabama & Florida R.R. south. While engaged in this journey, firing erupted at Fort Sumter; and the 1st Florida (under command of Colonel Patton Anderson) arrived at Pensacola and joined Braxton Bragg’s growing force in challenging Union control of Pensacola Bay. (The roundabout journey from Tallahassee was necessary because no railroad, or proper road, connected the Florida capital directly to Pensacola: the “other place” where the Civil War almost began.)

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